LD 163 LR 701(02)
An Act To Revise Maine's Environmental Laws
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Environment and Natural Resources
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
FY 2021-22 FY 2022-23 Projections  FY 2023-24 Projections  FY 2024-25
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $20,000 $0 $0 $0
General Fund $20,000 $0 $0 $0
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill changes the laws regulating air emission to require the adoption by rule of certain requirements and prohibitions applicable to the licensure or operation of petroleum storage facilities with aboveground petroleum storage tanks and bulk gasoline terminals. The bill also requires the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to research and report specific findings regarding the regulation of air emissions at petroleum storage facilities by March 1, 2022. The DEP has indicated that the scope and timeline of the research would be unable to be completed within existing staffing and resources. The bill includes a one-time appropriation of $20,000 in fiscal year 2021-22 for contracted services to meet the research and reporting requirements within the specified timeline.